Town to Tear Down Sandy-Wrecked Homes

By Wayne Parry
|  Wednesday, May 8, 2013  |  Updated 8:44 AM EDT
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Town to Tear Down Sandy-Wrecked Homes

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This photo from Oct. 31, 2012 photo shows one of many destroyed oceanfront homes in Mantoloking, N.J. 2012 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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UPDATE: Rain has led workers to postpone the demolition of storm-damaged homes in the Jersey shore town that was hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy.


Workers are hoping the weather will cooperate as they prepare to demolish storm-damaged homes in the Jersey shore town that was hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy.

The first of 50 storm-wrecked houses in Mantoloking should be demolished on Wednesday, a day later than originally anticipated.

The lack of an air quality monitoring team prevented the tear-down of a house on Tuesday.

The house is near the Mantoloking Bridge, where the surge from the Oct. 29 storm cut a new channel from the ocean to the Barnegat Bay.

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These home demolitions are just the latest in the area. Last week, crews tore down a home that Sandy swept into the Barnegat Bay.

All of Mantoloking's 521 homes were either damaged or destroyed by the storm.

The Ocean County borough will be one of the Jersey shore spots visited next week by Britain's Prince Harry during his visit to the region.

 


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